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Financial Structure and Aggregate Economic Activity: An Overview

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  • Mark L. Gertler

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This paper surveys literature which explores the possible links between the financial system and aggregate economic behavior. The survey is in two parts: The first reviews the traditional work and the second discusses new research.

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Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 2559.

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Date of creation: Apr 1988
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Publication status: published as Gertler, Mark L. "Financial Structure and Aggregate Economic Activity: An Overview." Journal of Money, Credit and Banking vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 559-88, August 1988.
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